How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Infection Prevention Workforce?

How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Infection Prevention Workforce?


A series of focus groups evaluated the well-being of IPs since the pandemic thrust unprecedented demands on the profession — and the extent of burnout was one critical finding.

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Adding Cleaning Verification Tests to Your Reprocessing Regimen
Prevention Strategies
“If it looks dirty, it’s definitely dirty. If it looks clean, it might still be dirty” — a recent webinar explains this critical insight and more regarding recently mandated cleaning verification tests for high-risk endoscopes.
Why Bedside Cleaning is the Most Important Step in Endoscope Reprocessing
Prevention Challenges
“It’s baffling, it’s intriguing, and it is the most important step in the endoscope reprocessing chain,” according to an expert featured on a recent episode of the Beyond Clean podcast.
APIC 2022: Day 1 Report
Prevention Strategies
“Our work is stabilizing a reeling world,” said the president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology as the organization hosts an annual conference for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Novel Training Model Boosts Knowledge and Confidence in Sterile Processing Professionals
Prevention Strategies
“SP personnel are expected to inspect diverse endoscope models, reliably identify defects, interpret findings, and take actions such as recleaning or assessing damage to determine whether repairs are necessary,” a new study reads, validating the need for a new, evidence-based training model.
How the Alcohol Flush May Inhibit Endoscope Drying
Prevention Challenges
A new study questions conventional wisdom around using alcohol flushes to aid in the drying of endoscopes.
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Chest physicians are invited to "grow, connect and be inspired" at CHEST 2023 in Honolulu.

Patient Safety

Chest physicians soon will converge on Honolulu to teach, learn and reenergize at CHEST 2023.

Experts Debate Single-Use Duodenoscope Accessories

Preventing Infection

They agree on one thing: the design of reusable duodenoscopes make them to hard to clean correctly.

Single-use rhinolaryngoscopes surpassed their reusable counterparts when it comes to organizational benefits.

Performing Procedures

Clinicians perceived single-use rhinolaryngoscopes as having organizational advantages over their reusable counterparts.